Developing Your Horse's Back: The Biomechanics of Engagement

Learn how to properly ENGAGE YOUR HORSE'S BACK through gymnastic stretches. www.EquitopiaCenter.com presents Art 2 Ride trainer Karen Loshbaugh and Equine Veterinarians Dr. Joanna Robson, Dr. Sarah le Jeune and Dr Sue Dyson as they demonstrate how proper engagement of the horse's core can help avoid painful back issues such as "Kissing Spine." Equitopia traveled to U.C. Davis where Dr. le Jeune conducted a radiographic study and found that an engaged and rounded back increased the spaces between vertebrae, thereby reducing the risk of vertebrae rubbing together as when a horse is traveling with a "hollow back."

  • Kathryn Lauritzen
    Director
  • Kathryn Lauritzen
    Writer
  • Caroline Hegarty
    Writer
  • Caroline Hegarty
    Producer
  • Caroline Hergarty
    Key Cast
  • Dr. Joanna Robson
    Key Cast
  • Dr. Sue Dyson
    Key Cast
  • Dr. Sarah LeJeune
    Key Cast
  • Karen Loshbaugh
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Other
  • Runtime:
    18 minutes 19 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 19, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    4,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    DVCPRO HD720p
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16.9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director - Kathryn Lauritzen